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The Reggio Emilia Approach

Our Journey - Student Experience in Goodwin's Early Childhood Education Program

 

“Our Journey” is a culmination of the student’s final presentations for ECE 406 Advanced Curriculum. Most created a MS PowerPoint presentation and a few braved creating their first digital story. With the pending opening of our new “Reggio Emilia Approach” Goodwin ECE Magnet School and the introduction of a new advanced curriculum course Lori Blake proposed that the students engage in a semester long study from an adult perspective. As the instructor I decided to focus our study on Reggio Emilia, Italy the birthplace of the Reggio Approach to curriculum. Each student spent 15 weeks involved in studying the culture of Reggio Emilia, Italy while reading many books and articles about the Reggio Approach to curriculum. This experience gave them a glimpse into the Reggio Approach to curriculum. For all this was a new learning experience and all left with a new perspective on curriculum development and the Reggio approach to early childhood education.